Graduate Admissions

Admissions Process

Applications are reviewed holistically and assessed by a faculty admissions committee. Due to the number of applications we receive and program size, admission is competitive. In addition to the applicant’s academic record and skills, the committee considers the whole application including relevant professional work and/or volunteer experience, overcoming adversity or disadvantage in achieving educational goals, motivation, and fit with the field and program.

To apply, please review the information and instructions at both links below:

Application Deadline

The Nutritional Sciences Program enrolls new students in autumn quarter only. The application deadline for Autumn 2020 is December 1, 2019. 


The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264 (FAX), or email at dso@u.washington.edu.